As on the other Gili's, diving and snorkeling are the favorite pastimes. There are plenty of PADI certified dive schools to learn to scuba dive or book dive trips. Chilling is of course also a popular activity. At the beach, swimming pool or at one of the many lounges and beach clubs.
There is not yet a large choice of hotels on Gili Air, but that has the advantage that the island is not yet overrun by mass tourism. The Mola-Mola resort on the sunrise side of the island is our favorite (Deluxe suite is recommended). Divers with a limited budget go into the sea with the Two Fish dive center in Villa Karang, the divers with a sufficient budget in the Oceans 5 Dive resort (Pool or Garden bungalow).
Things to see
At the excursion offices you could for example rent a bike to discover the island, book a day tour to Lombok or book a snorkelling or diving excursion.
A trip with a Cidomo (horse-drawn carriage) around the island is also quite an experience, There are fixed tariffs which are indicated on the board at the harbour.
In about one hour and a half you can walk around the island, if you go by bike it’s sometimes not so easy to ride through the sand.
If you want to go Island hopping you can easily rent a small charter boat to bypass the low frequency of the Public boat.
Good to know
If you want to go into the sea, be careful. There are sharp little stones and pieces of coral in the shallow water and you have to walk a bit to reach deeper water.
There is only 1 ATM on the island, frequent electricity failures and often very bad Wifi coverage.
There’s no fresh water for swimming pools and bathrooms on the island. There’s only brackish water.
Accommodaties Accommodations Hébergements
The Mola Mola resort is located directly on the beach on the east side of Gili Air. The small-scale resort has 24 rooms, of which we think the Deluxe suites are the best, detached traditional ones. The resort has a swimming pool, bar, restaurant and free WiFi.
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This Gili Air hotel is located on the beach, on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk from the jetty on Gili Air
All rooms have air conditioning, bathroom with shower, safe, TV and mini fridge. Free coffee, tea and water during your stay.
The hotel has a simple restaurant and a swimming pool. A... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires
A 2-minute walk from the beach is the new (2017) boutique resort Samata village. The resort has only 18 suites, grouped around the large swimming pool in a tropical garden.
All suites have air conditioning, bathroom with hot (fresh) water, private terrace, safe, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, ... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires
The small-scale Turtle Beach hotel is located on the east side of Gili Air and has 12 Lumbung rooms and 3 family suites.
The cottages are built around the pool and are located directly on the white beach. The rooms have air conditioning, bathroom, hairdryer, refrigerator, TV, safe, WiFi and private... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires
The small-scale beachfront hotel has 28 rooms, a swimming pool and a simple restaurant.
The standard Gardenview rooms are neat but small. The Deluxe Oceanview rooms are more spacious and offer nice views of the sea. The Superior Garden rooms are a great compromise.
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